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Ill-fitting bras a perfect fit for broken turtles

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of events and quirky stories

  • Aug 16, 2019

Remember the victims, not the perpetrators

Why do we overwhelmingly focus on perpetrators while glossing over the lives of the victims?

GUEST COLUMN: The British Columbia Utilities Commission inquiry into gas prices is long overdue

Guest columnist Blair Wind wants the BC Utilitie Commission to do something about gas prices

  • Aug 12, 2019
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WATCH: Smithers Secondary School honours Antoinette Austin, Bill Goodacre in annual portrait project
Bulkley Valley Christian School Federal Debate - Oct. 15, 2019 - Candidates' closing statements
WATCH: Sparks fly at the Oct. 18 First-Nations led pro-LNG community celebration at Bovill Square in Smithers
Smithers Climate Strike - Sept. 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Sawmill struggles as NDP boosts northwest log exports

Skeena Sawmills comeback threatened by B.C. government

OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019

No-fee, expedited pardons are not enough

Thom argues for automatic expungement of simple possession of cannabis criminal records

Looking ahead to the classical music festival

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of all things Bulkley Valley and general musings

  • Aug 8, 2019

Shaking the salt habit is worth the effort

Brenda says it wasn’t easy to cut back on sodium, but she’s already reaping health benefits

  • Aug 8, 2019

GUEST COLUMN: Involving communities in their forests

Guest columnist Robert Hart argues for collaborative ecosytem-based forestry management

  • Aug 7, 2019

We know we want it; we just don’t know what it is

Trevor makes a case for some form of electoral reform

COLUMN: Business owners hand B.C. government another dismal grade, CFIB says

CFIB wants policy makers to take three simple steps in order to improve their grade

  • Aug 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

A peaceful and humane end for an old dear friend

Brenda memorializes her 18-year-old rescue dog Tuffy

  • Aug 4, 2019

Not everything is about racism

The RCMP is not going out of their way to intentionally leave MMIW cases unsolved.

COLUMN: Stats may not be perfect, but are a starting point

Thom discusses the 2018 30 per cent jump in the Smithers crime severity index

New shows for NG channel and CICK Radio

This week Lorraine has recommendations and a request

  • Jul 28, 2019

Seeking a Trump-free zone has its challenges

Brenda’s peace disrupted by the racist musings of the American president

  • Jul 28, 2019

Money doesn’t buy happiness, just a means to it

I still can’t believe it’s been half a century since man landed…

Can you believe they put a man on the moon?

Thom marvels at just how remarkable the July 1969 moon landing was

COLUMN: To web poll, or not to web poll

Although not scientific, web opinion polls have their place Thom argues